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Tenkara Rods Ultra Light (UL) 5:5 Action

Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of fly-fishing, which uses only a rod, furled or level line, tippet and a fly. The joy of Tenkara fishing is the simplicity.
Daiwa-Enshou-LL41S-F - 411cm / 13.5ft
Daiwa-Enshou-LL36S-F - 361cm / 12ft
Daiwa-Neo-LL36SC - 360cm / 12ft
Daiwa-Neo-LL32SC - 321cm / 10.7ft
Kamasu-3809 - 380cm / 12.5ft
Gamakatsu-Gensuirai-380 - 380cm / 12.5ft
MOTSUGO-4209 - 420cm / 14ft
MOTSUGO-3908 - 390cm / 13ft
MOTSUGO-3607 - 360cm / 12ft
MOTSUGO-3307 - 330cm / 11ft
MOTSUGO-3006 - 300cm / 10ft
MOTSUGO-2706 - 270cm / 9ft
Tenkara Rod Action Compare chart
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  • 'UL' - Ultra Light - 5:5
  • 5 bottom sections are stiffer and 5 tip sections bend more easily. Rod feel more delicate when casting because of an extra flexibility, it is great for slower casting for smaller fish up to 1kg, but using this rod landing larger fish is more challenging.
  • 'L' - Light - 6:4
  • 6 bottom parts are stiffer and 4 tip sections more flexible. Rod is more sensitive and more precise when casting, it is great, slightly easier for larger fish up to 2 kg.
  • 'ML' - Medium Light - 7:3
  • 7 bottom sections are stiffer and 3 tip sections more flexible. Stiffer Rod, has more precise and more powerful when casting, it is great for a larger fish up to 3kg.
  • 'M' - Medium - 8:2
  • 8 bottom parts are stiffer and 2 tip sections more flexible. Rod is the stiffest and fastest, most powerful when casting it is for larger, up to 4 kg species.
Tenkara Rod Action Index Tenkara rods could be comparable to most ultra-light rods used in cone pole fishing and in fly-fishing and are considered slow action, or soft action rods. Tenkara Action describes how many bottom sections are stiffer and how many tip sections are more flexible when pressure is put on the tip of the rod. It shows how much the rod can bend and how quickly it can return to its neutral position. The construction material and construction method of a rod affects the stiffness of the blank, the blank’s ability to react and therefore its action. Flexibility and Ultra Light, Soft Action allows you to see the most delicate and sensitive fish bites. Power helps you actually fight the big fighter and land it much quicker that with other rods.
'UL' - Ultra Light - 5:5 indicates 5 bottom sections are stiffer and 5 tip sections bend more easily. Rod feel more delicate when casting because of an extra flexibility, it is great for slower casting and can hold smaller fish up to 1kg, but landing a larger fish will be more challenging using this rod.

Daiwa Tenkara Action is a measure of where and how the rod bends; it also describes how many bottom sections are stiffer and how many tip sections are more flexible when pressure is put on the tip of the rod. The middle sections of the LL (5:5) rods bend more than those of the LT rods. The 7:3 rods are a bit stiffer than the 5:5, but 7:3 rods have a very smooth and slow transition from the softer tip to the stiffer middle and bottom sections, while the 5:5 rods have a very smooth full flex profile for the whole length of the rod.
The Level Line rods (5:5) are full flex rods with the hollow (stiffer) tip section. The combination of slightly stiffer rod and the stiffer tip make casting a light level line just as accurate as casting a heavier line on a stiffer rod with solid tip like Level/Tapered Line. Tight loop casts are much easier to achieve even with light line.
The Level/Tapered Line rods (7:3) are stiff rods with the solid (softer) tip section. The combination of stiffer mid and butt sections and the softer more flexible tip make the casting stroke is extremely smooth. The Level/Tapered Line rods are tip action rods, not the stiff action rods.
Daiwa Tenkara Rod Action Compare chart

Gamakatsu-Gensuirai and Daiwa-Enshou-LL Action Compare chart You can choose the length of the rod based on the places where you will fish. Longer length allows you to fish in a wide area of the stream, on the other side of the stream or allow you to reach a longer distance without changing the fishing spot. Longer rods will give you better leverage over the line and the fly and require smaller movement by angler to set the hook for effective striking. Using a longer rod will also give you a huge advantage when playing fish, keeping it away from snags.

Ultra-Light Action Tenkara rods can be used to catch wide range of species, especially they are great for fishing Bass, Crappie and Brook Trout with a dry fly on a streams or rivers. They are excellent rods for species like Roach, Perch and Bluegill.
    Always remember to take a good care of your rods and they will work for you for a very long time and will bring you large amount of catches and a huge amount of great emotions. More great emotions - longer and healthier is your life.
What is Tenkara fishing? How to fish? How to connect line to the rod? How to land a fish? How to take a good care of your rod? And many other helpful Tips...

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12.5' Tenkara Rod GAMAKATSU-Gensuirai-380

Factory Specifications:
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 12.7ft / 3.8 m
  • Folded length: 22in / 55cm
  • Cork Grip length: 12.6in / 315cm
  • Weight:3.0oz / 85g
  • Tip Diameter: 1.1mm
  • Max Diameter: 12.2mm

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    3.8m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod
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    13.5' Tenkara Rod DAIWA-Enshou-LL41S-F

    Factory Specifications:
  • 8 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 13.5ft / 4.11 m
  • Folded length: 23.7in / 59.6cm
  • Cork Grip length: 11.8in / 29.5cm
  • Weight:3.0oz / 85g
  • Tip Diameter: 1.1mm
  • Max Diameter: 13.4mm

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    4.1m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $323.75

    12' Tenkara Rod DAIWA-Enshou-LL36S-F

    Factory Specifications:
  • 7 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 12ft / 3.61 m
  • Folded length: 23.7in / 59.6cm
  • Cork Grip length: 11.8in / 29.5cm
  • Weight:2.63oz / 75g
  • Tip Diameter: 1.1mm
  • Max Diameter: 13.4mm

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    3.61m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $268.52

    12' Tenkara Rod Daiwa-Neo-LL36SC

    Factory Specifications:
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 12ft / 3.6 m
  • Folded length: 19.2in / 48cm
  • Cork Grip length: 10.8in / 27.5cm
  • Weight:3.0oz / 88g
  • Tip Diameter: 0.9mm
  • Max Diameter: 12.1mm

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    3.6m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $188.31

    10.7' Tenkara Rod Daiwa-Neo-LL32SC

    Factory Specifications:
  • 8 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 10.7ft / 3.21 m
  • Folded length: 19.2in / 48cm
  • Cork Grip length: 10.8in / 27.5cm
  • Weight:2.8oz / 80g
  • Tip Diameter: 0.9mm
  • Max Diameter: 10.7mm

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    3.21m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $161.00

    12.5' Tenkara Rod KAMASU-3809

    Factory Specifications:
  • 99% HVF-density carbon
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 12.7ft / 3.8 m
  • Folded length: 22in / 55cm
  • Cork Grip length: 12.6in / 315cm
  • Weight: 3.0oz / 85g
  • Tip Diameter: 1.1mm
  • Max Diameter: 12.2mm

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    3.8m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Price: $140.48

    14' Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-4209

    Factory Specifications:
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 14ft / 4.2m.
  • Folded length: 2ft / 60cm.
  • Cork Handle length: 12in / 30cm.
  • Weight: 1.7oz / 62g.
  • Tip Diameter: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 12.9mm.

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    4.2m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $88.96

    13' Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-3908

    Factory Specifications:
  • 8 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 13ft / 3.9m.
  • Folded length: 2ft / 60cm.
  • Cork Handle length: 12in / 30cm.
  • Weight: 1.7oz / 48g.
  • Tip Diameter: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 11.5mm.

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    3.9m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $86.90 (May Special: $73.90)

    12' Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-3607

    Factory Specifications:
  • 7 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 12ft / 3.6m.
  • Folded length: 2ft / 60cm.
  • Cork Handle length: 11in / 28cm.
  • Weight: 1.4oz / 40g.
  • Tip Diameter: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 10.2mm.

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    3.6m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $84.80

    11' Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-3307

    Factory Specifications:
  • 7 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 11 ft / 3.3 m
  • Folded length: 2 ft / 60 cm
  • Cork Handle length: 12 in / 30 cm
  • Weight: 1.2oz / 33g
  • Diameter Minor: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 10.2mm.

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    3.3m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $79.40

    10' Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-3006

    Factory Specifications:
  • 6 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 10ft / 3m
  • Folded length: 2 ft / 60cm
  • Cork Handle length: 12in / 30cm
  • Weight: 0.9oz / 25g
  • Diameter Minor: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 9mm.

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    3.0m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $71.38

    9' Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-2706

    Factory Specifications:
  • 6 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 9ft / 2.7m
  • Folded length: 21ft / 60cm
  • Cork Handle length: 12in / 30cm
  • Weight: 0.8oz / 22g
  • Diameter Minor: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 9mm.

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    2.7m Ultra Light Action Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $75.10

    The rod action should be chosen based on the angler's favorite for a softer (Ultra Light - 5:5) or slightly stiffer (6:4 or 7:3) or the stiffest (Medium - 8:2) rod. This chart compare the actions of All Fishing Buy Tenkara rods YOKOSHIMA-4209 (Medium 7:3 Action), WAKATA-4209 (Light 6:4 Action) and MOTSUGO-4209 (Ultra Light 5:5 Action). It could help you to choose the right rod which will bring you large amount of catches and a huge amount of great emotions. More great emotions - longer and healthier is your life.
    Tenkara Rod Action Compare chart
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    How to land a fish.

    To land a small fish you just need simply raise the rod high to slide fish gently into landing net range. Catching big fish is always very challenging especially with the light tackle. Fighting the large fish is very enjoyable and requires a lot of patience and some knowledge. With a larger fish you will need to follow to a rhythm dictated by the fish, you must keep your rod low, at 45 degrees or less to avoid breaking tip or top sections. Lifting the tip straight up will just encourage the fish to fight harder and to start swimming off at high speed. Try to use sideways pressure, moved rod with the fish, follow the fish movements and kept the rod angle low. Getting the fish from the bottom into open water is a winning half of the battle and once you’ve moved it away from any danger areas, such as reeds ringing an island, you can just keep applying steady pressure until the fish tires. Be patient; just let the fish tire itself and wait until it comes up and takes a gulp of air and then gently slide it over your landing net.

    Take a good care of your rod.

    Never lift your catch, always play with the fish and use landing net to land it. Never raise your rod high with the large fish, keep your handle angle at about 45 degrees or less. Always extend and insert telescopic sections very gently, try do not extend them too forcibly, try to keep it off the ground to avoid dirt getting into the joints. Wipe it clean with a cloth before taking it down so you don't jam dirt into the joint, rinse rod with freshwater after using it in saltwater as soon as you can. Always remember to take a good care of your rods and they will work for you for a very long time and will bring you large amount of catches and a huge amount of great emotions. More great emotions - longer and healthier is your life.
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